Here are the latest developments in the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that Vynnytsia airport had been destroyed.
Zelensky, filmed in a video posted on Twitter, said: “I was informed earlier of a rocket attack against Vynnytsia. 8 rockets.
“Against our peaceful and benevolent Vynnytsia which never threatened Russia in any way. A rocket strike – cruel and cynical. The airport was completely destroyed.”
“They continue to ruin our infrastructure, our life, which we have built, and our parents and grandparents, many generations of Ukrainians.
We repeat every day – close the sky over Ukraine. Near all Russian rockets, all military aviation, for all those terrorists. Please create a humanitarian zone without rockets, without aerial bombs.
“We are humans, and it is your humanitarian duty to protect us, to protect civilians, and you can do that. If you don’t, if you don’t at least give us planes so that we can defend, that the only conclusion remains – you also want us to be killed very slowly.”
It is also the responsibility of world politicians, Western leaders, today and forever,” says Zelensky.
Here is some context: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he would consider countries imposing a no-fly zone over Ukraine as participating in the conflict.
“We will immediately consider them as participants in a military conflict, and it doesn’t matter what organization they are members of,” Putin said during a meeting with flight crew members of Russian national airlines.
“It is impossible to do this, on the territory of Ukraine itself, it is possible only from the territory of some neighboring states. But any movement in this direction will be considered by us as participation in an armed conflict,” Putin added.
Zelensky and other Ukrainian leaders have repeatedly pleaded with NATO and Western officials to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday that a no-fly zone was not an option being considered by the alliance.